Decorate one of the rooms in the beautiful Harper House and help raise funds for the preservation of the amazing historic home in downtown Hickory. Call today for information and to choose your room! It's first come first serve basis! Let's "Deck the Harper Halls!" (828) 324-7294 or email Susan Mata at for details.


    Help us record the stories of Catawba County starting with your favorite holiday memories. December 2nd we will be scanning your photos (up to 10 - scrapbook pages are welcome) and creating a digital exhibit on our website called "Catawba Holidays" in order to share the holiday traditions of our amazing community. If you have pictures of Catawba County decorated for the holidays we would love those as well. We are celebrating all faiths and traditions: Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Kwanzaa and others that represent the culture of Catawba County.

    We will scan your photos (you will take them home, we don't keep the originals) and write down the following information: 

    1. Who is in the photo?
    2. What are they doing?
    3. Where is the photo taken?
    4. Any memory you would like to share about the photo.

    Call for more information (828) 465-0383.

    As an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Association is funded primarily by individual donors. National foundations, periodic grant awards, and local municipalities also contribute to the daily financial operations of the Association.

    For over 80 years, the Historical Association of Catawba County has preserved the objects, stories, and places that matter most to Catawbans. We invite you to become a member of the HACC.

    MISSION STATEMENT: The Catawba County Historical Association, Inc. is an educational institution dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the stories, objects and places that document the rich heritage of Catawba County and its role in the development of the Western Piedmont of North Carolina.